Have you got 5 minutes to spare for the City’s Elderly and Vulnerable?

On Thursday, 27th October 2016 at 6:00 p.m in City Hall, the Lord Mayor of Dublin Brendan Carr, in the presence of Helen McEntee T.D. Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, will be joined by Assistant Garda Commissioner Jack Nolan and Dublin Chief  Fire Officer Patrick Fleming, to call on Dubliners to spare 5 minutes to check in on the elderly and vulnerable this winter.

Dublin City Council’s Community Development Section, in association with ALONE, the Gardai and Dublin Fire Brigade are running a campaign that focuses on older and vulnerable people this winter time.

Lord Mayor Carr said, “The cold weather reminds us how difficult it can be for many people who are vulnerable, alone and isolated. It can be a very frightening experience to be without shelter, warmth, food or essential items such as medication. We are appealing to all communities to look out for each other - especially vulnerable people and some older people who may live alone, may have no family or relatives and who may be at risk of becoming ill or suffering from cold, malnourishment or poor medical care.”

Minister McEntee added, “Congratulations to all those involved in the development of this campaign, I would like to remind people to be extra vigilant during the winter months especially when it gets colder, and to check in with your older neighbours who may be living alone and to consider their needs”.

This campaign is part of Dublin City Council’s commitment to an Age Friendly City


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